Laboratory Administration
Lab director
Moderate complexity


Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 12 March 2019

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Stacy Olea, M.B.A.
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Technical consultant
  • Must meet one of these requirements:

  • MD, DO with current medical license in state of lab’s location AND certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology by ABP or AOBP or equivalent qualifications
  • MD, DO, or DPM with current medical license in state of lab’s location AND 1 year laboratory training/experience in the designated specialty/subspecialty or responsibility
  • PhD in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology AND 1 year laboratory training/experience in the designated specialty/subspecialty of responsibility
  • Masters in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology AND 1 year laboratory training/experience in the designated specialty/subspecialty of responsibility
  • Bachelors in chemical physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology AND 2 years laboratory training/experience in the designated specialty/subspecialty of responsibility
Clinical consultant
  • Must meet one of these requirements:

  • MD, DO with current medical license in state of lab’s location AND certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology by ABP or AOBP or equivalent qualifications
  • MD, DO, DPM with current medical license in state of lab’s location AND laboratory training/experience consisting of (only one):
    • 1 year directing or supervising non-waived tests
    • 20 CME credit hours in laboratory practice commensurate with director responsibilities (effective 08/02/1993)
    • Equivalent laboratory training (20 CMEs) obtained during medical residency
  • PhD in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science AND certification by ABMM, ABCC, ABB, ABMLI
  • MD, DO, DPM with current medical license in state of lab’s location
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